July 26, 2004
News of the Moment
Bill says, "Every time you lose your keys, they turn up in the last place you'd look."
Geek Article of the Moment
Slashdot posted an article on some Open Source Myths. I think the article rang very true about OSS in practice, as opposed to in theory. Especially the "All software should be free" bit, thats been bugging me...I mean for the most part the little things I churn together aren't worth cash, and ego-boost is all I can hope for (though most folks can't be arsed to drop an e-mail, I've learned from experience.) And there is something weirdly limiting to the idea that any you can do for a fee, someone else can do at least 75% as well for free.
Retort of the Moment
A friend of mine suggested (in a very polite way) that as part of my makeover I should pay more attention to my finger- and toenails, at least being much more consciences of keeping them trimmed. They weren't truly horrendous, but I was a little lazy about 'em. So I will now be more proactive about them, getting on a regular schedule rather than just waiting 'til I notice "huh, they're a little long". But anyway, to save a little face I decided to respond with some mock-outrage:
HOW DARE YOU INSULT MY MAGNIFICENT TALONS
IT TOOK ME WEEKS AND WEEKS TO GROW THESE GNARLED BEAUTIES
THEY PROVIDE BALANCE AND STABILITY AND PERMIT EASIER FORAGING FOR GRUBS AND SMALL BERRIES
(like, how often for the fingernails?)